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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Ben Rhodes
Deputy national Security Advisor
KQED 05/20/2014
Narrator: The Guardian decided to publish the story as fast as possible. They called the White House and gave them four hours to comment. Rhodes: I remember well getting the phone call. And it was one of these situations where it almost took us a few minutes to get our minds around how big of a leak this was and how comprehensive the set of revelations were. We had very little time to react. Narrator: They sounded the alarm and reached out to an NSA official, John DeLong. DeLong: I have two computers on my desk-- a classified computer and an unclassified computer. And I'm used to seeing that document on the classified computer. And I did a real double take. I remember just sitting there for 30 seconds checking and rechecking to see what computer this classified document appeared on. The gravity of it was quite palpable, and I thought, "This is going to be a really tough story as it comes out.
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